HC Deb 26 October 1899 vol 77 c731
MR. FLAVIN (Kerry, N.)

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether he is aware that Irish pensioners, amongst others, who have served over twenty-two years in the Army, the greater portion of their time having been passed in foreign and active service in Persia, India, and China, several of whom were given medals and clasps, and discharged from the Army with a good character, have now to apply for admission, or are being kept and supported in institutions such as "The Little Sisters of the Poor" and Irish workhouses, owing to insufficiency of pension for maintenance; and whether Her Majesty's Government can see their way, by legislation or otherwise, to remedy the condition of the Crimean veterans and others, so as to increase their pension above 8d. per day.


The whole question is under consideration.

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